Justin Thomas and golf legend Jack Nicklaus have begun a golf course design project in Palm Beach Gardens in Florida, which will open in 2023.
The name of the site will be Panther National and on Tuesday, the pair held a groundbreaking ceremony which marked the start of the site's construction.
The site will include a number of sustainable initiatives with an infrastructure powered by Tesla. It will be the first new golf project in Palm Beach County for nearly 20 years.
The concept of the project began with Swiss developer Dominik Senn, who is a former ski racer who is now a hugely successful sports marketer.
Senn wants the course to "fill a void in the market" and offer activities and a "work-life" balance that people have needed since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic.
"I started drawing golf holes on napkins as a kid, so this is something I’ve wanted to do for a long time. To begin my golf course design endeavours with someone like Jack Nicklaus is a dream come true," Thomas said.
According to a release, the course is set to include the "elevations and features unlike any course in the state" and it will merge Nicklaus' approach to Thomas' modern perspective.
Nicklaus, who holds the famous record in the sport of 18 major championships, has long been involved in course design. One of his greatest sites is Muirfield Village which hosts the Memorial Tournament.
"I’m thrilled that Justin has decided to take on this rewarding challenge, and I’m confident this venture will serve him well, both on and off the course," said Nicklaus.